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Events that Shaped T.V. Munson

1843 - Thomas Volney Munson was born in Illinois
1860 - Phylloxera appeared in Europe's vineyards
1861 - Only sibling in family listed in Census (as 'farmer')
1862 - Attended Bryant & Straton Business College
1865 - 'Phylloxera vastatrix' killing French vineyards 
1866 - Returned home to teach
1868 - Attended Kentucky A&M
1870 - Married 'Nellie' Bell
1871 - Graduated from Kentucky A&M
1872 - 1st child stillborn
1872 - 2nd child died at 3 months
1873 - Purchased land in Texas & develops passion for grapes
1876 - Moved to Nebraska 
1877 - Moved to Texas, started vineyard and built first home 'Scarlet Oaks' 
1883 - Phylloxera spread across Europe
1884 - Presented results of his cultivars at New Orleans meeting 
1886 - Won Wilder Award for paper at American Pomological Society
1887 - Bean selling American grape specimens to French 
1887 - Moved into new home 'Vinita' 
1887 - USDA approached him to write book on American grapes
1887 - Met with French and offered three native Texas vines 
1888 - Awarded the Chevaliers du Merite Agricole in the Legion of Honor by French government
1889 - Developed the Parker Earle Strawberry
1890 - Developed new vine training system 
1893 - Created exhibit at the Worlds Columbus Exposition in Chicago 
1909 - Published 'Foundation of American Grape Culture' 1909
1913 - Died